Baytown is a city in Texas that is situated on the northern side of Galveston Bay. Seniors in the city have access to a range of medical facilities at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, which is a teaching hospital and is rated as high-performing in two procedures by USN ratings. The city has a population of 77,192 and about 11.6% of residents in the community are aged 65 and older. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Baytown is $5,627, which is less than the national average of $7,756, making this city a good option for those looking at care facilities. 

Nursing homes provide skilled nursing care and custodial care to seniors who require medical monitoring and care as well as assistance with the tasks of daily living. The skilled nursing care is provided by registered nurses. This type of care is generally an expensive option and seniors living in Baytown may want to look at alternatives such as assisted living and home care.

This guide looks at nursing home costs and alternative care costs in Baytown as well as information on senior resources in the area. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Baytown, TX

The Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at Baytown

3921 N Main St, Baytown, TX, 77521

My brother is at Baytown Rehab Center. They have physical therapy and three meals a day. So far, it has been very good. I like their staff; the majority of them are helpful. They have activities and s … (read more)
My brother is at Baytown Rehab Center. They have physical therapy and three meals a day. So far, it has been very good. I like their staff; the majority of them are helpful. They have activities and s … (read more)

Saint James House of Baytown

5800 W Baker Road, Baytown, TX, 77520

Saint James House was a small, crowded place, and there was something about it that my daughter and I did not like. They did have a lockdown facility, but I didn’t see a nurse back there. We talked to … (read more)
Saint James House was a small, crowded place, and there was something about it that my daughter and I did not like. They did have a lockdown facility, but I didn’t see a nurse back there. We talked to … (read more)

Cedar Bayou Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

2000 West Baker Road, Baytown, TX, 77521

The nurses at Cedar Bayou Rehab have been really good, but I’m not crazy about the business side of it. The people in the office offer no communication, and they don’t get your paperwork done. They re … (read more)
The nurses at Cedar Bayou Rehab have been really good, but I’m not crazy about the business side of it. The people in the office offer no communication, and they don’t get your paperwork done. They re … (read more)

RollingBrook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

750 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, TX, 77521

We had an excellent email experience at this facility! The nurses and techs were so helpful and caring.The rehab staff was extremely helpful with the transition of mom from the skilled nursing unit ba … (read more)
We had an excellent email experience at this facility! The nurses and techs were so helpful and caring.The rehab staff was extremely helpful with the transition of mom from the skilled nursing unit ba … (read more)

Green Acres of Baytown

2000 BEAUMONT ST, Baytown, TX, 77520

We visited Green Acres. The staff was not adequate. It’s peoples’ lives you’re talking about here, you want to get better care, and you don’t want to be understaffed. They could do with some improveme … (read more)
We visited Green Acres. The staff was not adequate. It’s peoples’ lives you’re talking about here, you want to get better care, and you don’t want to be understaffed. They could do with some improveme … (read more)

Allenbrook Healthcare Center

4109 ALLENBROOK DR, Baytown, TX, 77521

These people are NOT INTERESTED in helping you or your loved ones. Extremely rude and unhelpful staff, upon the very first call! Refuse to take my grandfather with dementia because he has other health … (read more)
These people are NOT INTERESTED in helping you or your loved ones. Extremely rude and unhelpful staff, upon the very first call! Refuse to take my grandfather with dementia because he has other health … (read more)

Laporte Healthcare Center

208 SOUTH UTAH, La Porte, TX, 77571

Residents left by themselves for hours with minimal supervision. Most of the staff were inattentive. You question them on the residents care, they cop an attitude. I would not put my worst enemy in … (read more)
Residents left by themselves for hours with minimal supervision. Most of the staff were inattentive. You question them on the residents care, they cop an attitude. I would not put my worst enemy in … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Baytown, Texas

The monthly average cost of nursing home care in Baytown is $7,635 for a private room and $5,627 for a semiprivate room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

It may be of interest to seniors in Baytown to know how the cost of nursing home care in the city compares to other nearby cities. Using the monthly average cost of a semiprivate room as a base point, the cost of care in Baytown is significantly lower than the national average of $7,756 and slightly higher than the Texas state average of $5,019.

The average monthly cost of care is slightly lower in the nearby cities of Beaumont ($5,262), Victoria ($5,353), McAllen ($5,217) and Corpus Christi ($5,517) than in Baytown.

$5627

Baytown

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$5262

Beaumont

$5353

Victoria

$5517

Corpus Christi

$5217

McAllen

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Baytown may be interested in the average costs of care options. The lowest cost option is adult day care at an average monthly charge of $1,138 while assisted living has an average cost of $4,750 per month. Both home care and home health care services have an average monthly cost of $4,290. The average monthly cost for nursing home care is $5,627 for a semiprivate room and $7,635 for a private room.

$1138

Adult day care

$4750

Assisted living

$4290

Home care

$4290

Home health care

$5627

Nursing home semiprivate

$7635

Nursing home private

Note: Data for Baytown was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Houston, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Baytown, Texas

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Baytown, Texas

The following resources might be of assistance to seniors who are looking for services to help them safely age in place and delay the transition to nursing home care. One resource aims to assist seniors who are looking at moving to a nursing home facility or already live in one and need help understanding the different financial assistance options available to them. 

Resource ContactService
Baytown Meals on Wheels(281) 427-2145The Baytown Meals on Wheels delivers hot and nutritious meals to homebound seniors aged 60 and over in Baytown and surrounding areas. Meals are delivered at around lunchtime each day from Monday to Friday. In order to qualify for the service, seniors need to be unable to prepare a meal for themselves and not have regular access to meal preparation assistance. The meals are delivered by a group of volunteers who provide a social check service at the same time as delivering the meals. These volunteers may be the only regular contact that seniors have with the outside world and they are able to report any issues to the relevant authorities. A donation is requested for each meal but no senior is turned away from the service if they are unable to contribute. 
Baytown Transportation Program(281) 424-5752The Community Development Transportation Program provides non-emergency transport services to low-income seniors aged 65 and older. Those who qualify receive an unlimited monthly bus pass and funds to use for door-to-door services in the city if their required destination is not serviced by a bus route. All buses in the city are wheelchair-friendly.
Medicare Information(800) 252-9240The Texas Health Information Program is funded by the federal government and the state of Texas. Counselors are available 24/7 to provide free and unbiased information to seniors regarding state health insurance plans. The staff members can assist seniors in applying for their preferred plan and they can explain the financial assistance options available to seniors looking at moving to long-term nursing care facilities.